Air International 1979-07
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Plane facts
The XBT2C-1 was a deceptively large aircraft and could, in fact, accommodate a couple of passengers in the rear fuselage. A rear entry door can just be seen in the photo immediately with a passenger peering from the small window forward of and above the door.
The photograph of the XBT2C-1 with weapons bay doors open affords some indication of the considerable internal stores capacity of this experimental shipboard aircraft.
The XBTC-2 possessed no commonality with the XBT2C-1 despite being a parallel development. A noteworthy feature of this experimental shipboard aircraft was its contra-rotating propeller arrangement.
The XBT2C-1 was a deceptively large aircraft and could, in fact, accommodate a couple of passengers in the rear fuselage.
The XBTC-2 possessed no commonality with the XBT2C-1 despite being a parallel development. A noteworthy feature of this experimental shipboard aircraft was its contra-rotating propeller arrangement.
One of the prototypes under construction in the spring of 1939.
The Supermarine B. 12/36 heavy bomber seen in definitive model form
The general arrangement drawing depicts the Supermarine bomber in the form in which it was being built, with wings of almost elliptical plan form.